Measuring a horse’s height and weight

Saturday, January 22, 2011

In certain cases, such as in registering your horse or for some horse show classes, you will need to know the height of your horse. You should also…

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Horse bits made of Stainless steel

Friday, January 21, 2011

Stainless steel is commonly used in manufacturing horse bits. Back in the late 1800’s when a process for creating a non corrosive steel was patented. The name used…

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Open Front Jumping Boots

Saturday, January 15, 2011

As the name implies Open Front Jumping boots are use for schooling and competition of horses. They will provide some fetlock and tendon support. Note that these  horse boots are…

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Splint Boots or Brushing Boots

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Splint boots are used to protect the horses lower leg from injury during competition, training or pleasure riding . They will help protect tendons and splint bones which…

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Stable Vices common to Horses

Saturday, January 15, 2011

As the name indicates, stable vices are noted when horses are confined. Many of these vises have been brought about as horses were removed from their natural environment. …

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Horse population in the USA

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Over the years there have been attempts to count and report the quantity of horses that exist in the United States. Up until the early 1920’s horses and…

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Over Reach or Overreaching

Friday, January 14, 2011

Horses “over-reach”  when the hind foot strikes the front foot (heel, fetlock, coronary band, fetlock or flexor tendon)  sometimes causing an injury. The use of bell boots or fetlock rings…

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Furlong

Friday, January 14, 2011

A horse racing term that that describes a race distance of  1/8 mile. Please follow and like us:

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Forehand

Friday, January 14, 2011

This is the front of a horse which includes the head, neck, shoulders,and forelegs. It is the portion of the horse in front of the center of gravity….

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Cribbing or Cribber

Friday, January 14, 2011

A horse that bites or sets it’s teeth against something and “sucks” wind while arching it’s neck. This usually will result in an animal being a poor keeper…

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